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Domain Registrar OnlineNIC Celebrates 4 Years of Continuous Uptime

WorldWide domain registrar, OnlineNIC, celebrated 4 years of Continuous uptime OnlineNICfor their registrar services and API. OnlineNIC was among the first domain registrars to receive accreditation from ICAAN in 1996. Their storied past has given company leaders a wealth of experience in hosting dedicated servers for their registrar infrastructure as well as hosting servers to provide Reseller Hosting and Business Email hosting services to their clients.

Being one of the largest domain registrars globally, any downtime to their system would be catastrophic and, frankly, just not good for business. Achieving ultimate uptime, along with enterprise-grade durability and performance can be a challenge for many registrars. Depending on the size of their business and the quantity of domains which their DNS system is responsible for, their given network traffic can be wildly unpredictable, at best. With thousands of clients online simultaneously, it is imperative to ensure that systems will withstand these bursts and remain online, not to mention provide consistent performance without becoming bogged down from the added stress.

Domain Reseller Business Model

In addition to the typical registrar systems, OnlineNIC provides a Domain API system to all clients. OnlineNIC’s business model is somewhat unique in relation to other domain registrars, as they provide services explicitly through a tiered Reseller model, meaning the vast majority of their clients are web hosting providers and domain name resellers. Typically, clients from these industries will prefer interacting remotely with the registrar system via API for all domain activities, from registering the names to performing domain administration tasks, such as updating the nameservers. This has been a great approach to the industry for OnlineNIC, as they have developed a reputation for their Domain Reseller discount programs and numerous API integrations.

This also adds an additional mission-critical system to support and maintain that other registrars do not undertake. The API must be online at all times as it is integrated into the businesses of thousands of their clients. So any downtime or failures would have significant ripple effects and cause trouble for businesses across the Internet.

Finding a Suitable Dedicated Server Provider

Recognizing their need for a fairly “scalable” solution for their business-critical applications and requirements for enterprise-level performance and uptime, we, at Limestone Networks, decided to offer our services. With our ability to provide same-day deployments for custom dedicated server requirements, 24-hour on-demand support within minutes (sometimes seconds), enterprise networks-well in excess of 100Gbps, and multiple automated redundancies at every fail-point, OnlineNIC has provided over 4 years of uninterrupted services to their clients. The credit for this does not lie with us, but with our client, who is ultimately responsible for the design, maintenance and administration of such a fantastic network of services.

Limestone Networks has delivered to us what no other data center has been able to, which is fast deployment, fast support, and fast network-and consistency!” says OnlineNIC Representative Luke Wayne. “We also appreciate their willingness to provide and deliver custom quotes and hardware, when needed. You do not see this approach managed anywhere as efficiently as Limestone Networks, which is why OnlineNIC will continue to call their network and facilities home.”

“We always take great pride in the success of our partners. OnlineNIC is a fantastic example as they approach 4 years of Continuous service. This speaks more to their skilled staff and well-designed platform than anything,” adds Account Manager, Scott Claeys. “We are just proud to have been here to witness this tremendous feat. Kudos to OnlineNIC and we wish them many more years of continued success!”

Could your business benefit from access to customizable dedicated servers or hosting infrastructure solutions? Provide us with your contact information and any details you wish to include and our Account managers will reach out directly to learn more about your business and discuss how a Solid, Secure, and Simplified approach to Cloud, Server Hosting, and Colocation may provide the most direct path to meeting these goals.


How SGS Technologie is Scaling Managed IT Services with Limestone Networks

Global IT and Software Development firm SGS Technologie Pvt has provided technology solutions for nearly 15 years to clients across the globe. They offer clients a full-spectrum of business solutions from custom software and application development, web design and optimization, to managed IT and hosting services.

Their expertise in both Windows and Linux-based systems means they are able to offer more diverse applications and custom solutions, tailored to the needs of their clients. This is an obvious advantage to their clients and their business growth, but also provides a unique challenge to their hosting team. Having such a diverse service offering also brings the need for diverse infrastructure. They need to be able to access custom server environments, quickly, in order to take on new client projects and manage ongoing IT solutions for their existing clients.

This is where SGS Technologie has been able to find a partner in Limestone Networks, an enterprise hosting provider.

“Limestone Networks has emerged as a reliable source of customized server deployments and on-demand cloud infrastructure. We are always glad to be working with Limestone Networks, even more so when we are facing strict deadlines from clients, because we know where we can get our infrastructure and server needs fulfilled on short notice”, President of SGS Technologie PVT, Bhushan Reddy says.  “They always offer high-performance network and hardware and back it up with their insanely quick server delivery and support responsiveness. It is always a pleasure to deal with the professionals at LSN. ”

Providing  access to flexible and readily-available server infrastructure is Limestone’s game, which makes the partnership, ever more ideal for the both companies.

“We operate under the notion that each solution is unique, and do our best to assist clients in meeting whatever challenges their business faces today.” Limestone Networks Account Manager, Scott Claeys, provided. “If this is short deadline or custom hardware or network requirement, or even a budgetary challenge, we will always be interested to know the details, and will offer solutions to assist our partners overcome their obstacles. We see our partners as our greatest assets and consider helping them meet their goals to actually be the most direct path to achieving ours.”

Could your business benefit from access to customizable dedicated servers or hosting infrastructure solutions? Provide us with your contact information and any details you wish to include and our Account managers will reach out directly to learn more about your business and discuss how a Solid, Secure, and Simplified approach to Cloud, Server Hosting, and Colocation may help you reach your business goals.


Clients Testimonials and Recommendations!

When making decisions on whether or not to purchase products or services from new suppliers, people often want to know what others think. Thankfully, Limestone Networks has ample feedback in this regard! Please take a look at the following client testimonials and recommendations. We want you to feel confident that Limestone Networks is a dedicated server hosting company that you can depend on. There’s a reason why our motto is “Simple, Solid & Superior.” It’s because we are!

(This is some of the feedback we’ve received for the last month.)

“Just wanted to give a shoutout to Curtis over at Limestone! This is our first troubleshooting ticket we’ve ever opened at LSN for the 2 years we’ve been with LSN. I had some problems with our unmanaged server that we had running ESXi. My last resort was to reboot the entire machine but it never came back online. Submitted a ticket, and Curtis diagnosed the issue, had it on the bench, replaced the PSU and had us back up and running in… TWENTY minutes. 20 minutes. Unbelievable. Thank you, Curtis and LSN… we’re glad you had a chance to show us that we made the right decision to be your customer. Thanks!” Dean Liou.

“Thanks to our datacenters, we celebrated 100% uptime on ALL servers during the month of April 2012! Special thanks to Limestone Networks Inc.. – our servers there control access to all data centers! We definitely chose the best partners to bring you the BEST hosting service on the web today!”DirectAdmin Hosting.

“I hosted a pretty large Minecraft server with Limestone about a year and a half ago, using the Intel Core2Quad Q9300 with the upgrade to a Q9400 and a 100MPBS uplink. I was definitely pleased with the service and what I got and would recommend it to anybody!” Nick Deeds.

“Thanks Limestone Networks Inc.! Ticket opened: 173543. You guys rock!” Ryan Hoffman.

”They responded to a ticket in 23 seconds, can’t beat that!” Buycraft.

“Their support is the best ever! Personal account manager + Support tickets are zoo fast!” Harry Williams.

“My new server was provisioned in 18 minutes. That’s phenomenal!” Andrew Hilson.

“Supports’ average response time is only 4 minutes right now!” ElpisHost

“Looking for a dedicated server? You can’t find too much better than @LimestoneInc!” Neo Soon Keat.

“My servers are online to almost 200 days without problems. Thank you!” DDR Host.

“…I personally have never dealt with a company so good in terms of pricing/support.” Buycraft.

“There are very few datacenters of this caliber left in the US today. LSN is in the top 3 IMHO!“ Joseph Mack.